Archive for February, 2011

Game Day Fixin’s

February 22nd, 2011

For the Superbowl a few weeks ago, I decided to try an oven-fried buffalo wings recipe that I’ve been wanting to try since last year! I found this recipe after the 2010 Superbowl was already over, but I made sure that I wasn’t going to miss out on making it for this year’s Superbowl. This recipe does take a bit more prep time, but the results are well worth it. I was amazed at how crispy the wings came out and you don’t even need a deep fryer! Make this for your next big game get together and I promise you there won’t be a wing left.

Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings
(adapted from


  • 4 pounds chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • Blue cheese or Ranch dressing
  • Celery sticks


  1. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and set a baking rack inside. Dry chicken wings with paper towels. Place wings in large bowl, sprinkle with baking powder and salt, and toss until thoroughly and evenly coated. Place wings on rack, leaving slight space between each wing.
  2. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator and allow to rest, uncovered, at least 8 hours, and up to 18 hours.
  3. Place oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 450°F. Bake chicken wings for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, about 15 to 25 minutes longer.
  4. Meanwhile, combine butter and hot sauce in small saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking until combined. Transfer wings to large bowl, add sauce, toss to thoroughly coat, and serve immediately with blue cheese/ranch dressing and celery sticks.

Wings ready to be placed in the fridge over night

Fresh from the oven...crispy goodness...

Frank's Red Hot Sauce - You can find this at your local grocery store

Wings tossed with the buffalo sauce

Oven Fried Buffalo Wings paired with Celery and Ranch - Crispy, juicy, and tender!

Can't watch a game without some guacamole!

Game day guacamole